The tabloid tales about Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are as different as night and day. The dish yesterday was forgiveness and marriage. “They are living together and have reconciled,” according to Us Weekly. Whereas today we hear from RadarOnline that Pattinson will ditch Stewart after their last publicity tour because “Friends Absolutely Don’t Believe that Reconciliation will Last.” Note that unnamed sources have been elevated to unnamed friends. Which tale is the most credible?
PR stunt and already living at the old love nest?
With stories at opposite ends of the spectrum, fans can fall back on the Huffington Post, which said today, “It’s looking more and more like the couple’s decision to get back together is a well-orchestrated publicity stunt.”
Or we can follow the facts and see that the couple has a three year personal and professional history together and believe that the inside scoop is from the San Jose Mercury News: “Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart moving back into old love nest?
The real story is one that only Stewart and Pattinson know to be true, and they are holding their cards close to chests.
In praise of Stewart without Pattinson:
Perhaps it is time to look past the tabloids and reevaluate what Michael Hogan at the Huffington Post had to say. He seemed to believe that with Stewart’s talent she is better off without Pattinson. After On the Road he wrote:
“You know you’re dealing with a real movie star when her off-screen travails enhance her performance, rather than detracting from it, and that’s what happens here. Stewart’s Marylou is pure Id: she steals what she needs and she screws who she wants, when she wants. And Stewart — who, lest we forget, is only 22 — is so convincing in the role that I can’t help feeling glad that she now has the chance to stop playing house with Robert Pattinson and truly explore the world.” Kristen Stewart in On the Road: Is She the Only Celebrity Making Real Art?
What credentialed infidelity therapists know:
If Pattinson loved Stewart so much that he was weeks away from asking her to marry him, than a hot kisses emotional infidelity episode should not deter him. And if he has forgiven her, credentialed infidelity experts agree with Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D., who said in Psychology Today: “With the appropriate communication, therapy and a willingness to let go, many couples get past it. As strange as it may seem, in some cases, the healing process can actually make a relationship stronger.” Infidelity & Forgiveness
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